Put Down The Pig Ears!

Put Down The Pig Ears! The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have updated their investigation into an outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella across multiple states, singling out pig ear dog treats as the common source of contact for the infection. The CDC and FDA announced…

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Could Your Cat Be Suffering With A Thyroid Problem?

Could Your Cat Be Suffering With A Thyroid Problem? Feline hyperthyroidism occurs in about 10% of cats over 10 years old. It’s caused by an overactive thyroid gland. Pet parents of cats with hyperthyroidism report the following symptoms:  Increased vocalization  Vomiting or Diarrhea  Increased water intake  Increased urination  Weight loss despite a normal appetite  Restlessness, increased…

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Summer Safety For Dogs at the Beach

Summer Safety For Dogs at the Beach The south is outlined with beautiful beaches, many of which welcome dogs given owners abide by their rules and regulations. This can be a great bonding experience and seriously fun for dogs…who enjoy it….if done in a safe way.     BENEFITS OF THE BEACH  Exercise on sand and…

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School Supply Hazards for Your Pets

School Supply Hazards for Your Pets With the start of the school year in sight and media and retail outlets buzzing with sales on supplies, it’s likely parents have bags of supplies already waiting in their homes.  Bright colors and new smells are known to peak the curiosity our four legged friends who can end up in real trouble…

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Check the Chip Day

Check the Chip Day Microchips greatly increase the chances that pets will be reuinted with their families if they are lost or stolen…but a microchip only works if its registration information is accurate. To remind pet owners to have their pets microchipped and to keep the registration information up-to-date, AVMA and the American Animal Hospital…

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Why Does My Dog Scoot?

Why Does My Dog Scoot? Have you ever noticed your pet scooting their bottom on the ground? It’s not just yours. This is actually a common problem with some dogs, and occasionally cats, and there are several causes for this behavior. While some people automatically worry that their pet may have worms, scooting is very…

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Pet Adoption & Mental Health

Pet Adoption & Mental Health Many pets are deeply attuned to human behavior and emotions. They can tell when we’re angry or sad just by our body language and tone of voice. By simply being there, they have the ability to lift our spirits. It’s hard not to smile when you hear the gentle purrs…

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Pet ID Week

National Pet ID Week We know that a lost pet is every owner’s nightmare.  For National Pet ID Week we’d like to take the opportunity to review the steps you can take to make sure that your pet has the best chance of being recovered should they go missing. Having some form of identification greatly…

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Zoonosis – What is it?

Zoonosis – What is it? Owning a pet can be a wonderful, very rewarding experience for you and your family.  However, it is possible for pets to transmit diseases that may be harmful to humans – especially young children and people with certain medical conditions.  These are called zoonotic diseases or zoonoses (pronounced zoo-NO-sees). There…

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